Lisa and I spent Friday afternoon in heaven! Heaven on earth is otherwise known as Kabuki Springs and Spa in San Francisco in Japantown.
In the great tradition of Japanese public baths, this space is designed to encourage harmony and relaxation. Facilities include a hot pool, cold plunge, dry sauna, and a steam room. Individual bathing areas include traditional Japanese seated bathing areas and standing western-style showers. You are pampered with complimentary bath products, sea salts, chilled cucumber face cloths and teas and the communal baths include a full-time bathing attendant.
We had a wonderful lunch of udon and ramen in a nearby restaurant and then entered the tranquil Kabuki Springs, spending 30 minutes in the bath and saunas before having 50 minute massages. After that we stumbled back, all blissed out, to lounge around in the baths for another 90 minutes or so. It was a needed warm and nurturing break! A wonderful way to spend a rainy day.
The communal baths are clothing optional on segregated days, and then bathing suits required on coed Tuesdays. For more info check out: Kabuki Springs and Spa.